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Table 5 Max HR and MHR values (bpm), with their corresponding %MTHR in Rehearsal and Concert scenarios.

From: Heart rate in professional musicians

  Rehearsal
Instrumental group Max HR %MTHR MHR %MTHR
WINDS 132 ± 17 68 ± 9 101 ± 13 52 ± 7
STRINGS 117 ± 14 62 ± 8 89 ± 15 47 ± 7
PIANO 116 ± 19 61 ± 13 93 ± 15 49 ± 10
  Concert
Instrumental group Max HR %MTHR MHR %MTHR
WINDS 151 ± 18 79 ± 10 118 ± 23 61 ± 11
STRINGS 137 ± 23 72 ± 10 110 ± 26 57 ± 12
PIANO 167 ± 20 86 ± 13 140 ± 16 72 ± 9
PERCUSSION 149 81 108 59
Musicians from INDIA 161 86 105 56